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Ecotours de Mexico

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Proa 20 | Marina Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta 48335, Mexico
+52 1 322 209 2195
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Individualized Sea Kayaking and Snorkeling Tour

My husband and I got lucky enough to do a trip with just us and the guide. Melissa is very friendly... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
via mobile
Hiking in Colomitos & Snorkeling

This was a WONDERFUL decision with our fantastic guide Fernando!! After driving us from downtown... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Ecotours Mexico is a small, family owned and operated Eco- Travel and Adventure Tour company that started operating in 1991, which makes them pioneers among the eco- tour operators in the country, we are also founding members of the Mexican Association of Adventure Travel and Eco-tourism (AMTAVE).We have led tours for international associations such as the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the American Museum of Natural History in N.Y; the Saint Louis Zoo, and the National Wildlife Federation.At Ecotours de Mexico, we offer a different option for people who are interested in having a new and unique experience, who want to learn about the places they visit and are concerned about nature and conservationIn order to provide this, we have a great team of guides, mainly expert biologists and naturalists with a huge passion for nature. Our goal is to offer personal and professional attention on every one of our Eco- tours.Our tours are run based on the premise that you can't love that which you don't know, and we truly hope that after traveling with us you'll definitely share in our knowledge and our love for nature.Ecotours & ConservationBeing an authentic eco- tourism company, we have our own ongoing Humpback Whale research project since 1996. We are founder members of Ecologia y Conservacion de Ballenas (Ecology & Conservation of Whales) a NGO dedicated to research, conservation and protection of our oceans with main focus on Humbpack Whales. We have collaborate on the photo-identification project on the Humpback Whales and we are part of the Banderas Bay Humpback Whale Disentanglement Network. Ecotours is also involved in the Sea Turtle conservation program. We have been working as volunteers at different turtle camps in Michoacan and Oaxaca since 1990, and since 1998, we have been making donations and funding scholarships for the volunteers working at the main Turtle Camp in Banderas Bay. In 2010 we started actively supporting the conservation project of military macaws in the Sierra MadreWe believe education to be of outmost importance, and our staff frequently takes part in seminars at schools and universities in the area. We have also been invited to speak at several local, national and international tourism and eco- tourism conventions.
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“whale watching” (44 reviews)
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Proa 20 | Marina Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta 48335, Mexico

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I got lucky enough to do a trip with just us and the guide. Melissa is very friendly and outgoing and a very knowledgeable marine scientist. We we were lucky to have her!

Thank mistycaston
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a WONDERFUL decision with our fantastic guide Fernando!! After driving us from downtown PV to Boca de Tomatlan, we hiked about an hour or so through the jungle to the cove of Colomitos where we snorkled for several hours. The hike was fun...More

Thank Killfritz S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Would highly recommend Ecotours if you like small group (max. 10) and a small faster boat (Zodiac). Mellisa was an excellent qualified guide and Raol handled the boat in a professional manner. We went to 3 snorkeling sites and also visited Lover’s Beach (Hidden Beach)....More

Thank tg888
Reviewed 6 days ago

An exceptional tour- We saw about 25-30 HumpBack whales today, including mommies, babies learning to dive; male whales showing off and courting female whales by slapping the water and diving.. A few came over to check us out, so we got very close. Learned a...More

Thank Goforit59
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is our 10th trip with Ecotours. All have been excellent. Our guide on this trip was Fernando Romo. He is the best. He knows his birds, helps everyone so that they see each species and is so enthusiastic that even a beginner will enjoy...More

Thank George L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We have been vacationing in Puerto Vallarta for the last 10 years and have used Ecotours every year. Whale watching, snorkeling and birding tours are all excellent with small groups & knowledgeable guides. Our most recent tour this year was birding, our guide Fernando is...More

Thank Janice L
Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved the small group feel, Our tour guide was great. We didn't get picked to go into the hidden beach which was a bummer but they made up for it by taking us to watch the whales for a bit before we headed back...More

Thank Cory G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome trip. Spectacular, personalized service and I highly recommend putting this on your bucket list. Shout out to Gustavo, “The Captain”, Leo, Brian, Rafael and the rest of the crew for an awesome experience.

Thank David M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our whale watching tour exceeded our expectations in every way. Our guide, Melissa, is a marine biologist and extremely engaging and excited about her work. Her enthusiasm and love of sea creatures was infectious. We learned a lot bout humpback whale and even better saw...More

1  Thank Karen H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hands down the BEST whale watching tour company. Our group of 9 adults had a tour with Melissa, marine biologist, as our guide, and Martin was our captain Jan 2 at 8am. Melissa was so educated and informative about the whales and all other marine...More

1  Thank tuchekkr
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13 November 2017|
Response from Maurice F | Reviewed this property |
Excellent! In terms of where to eat for dinner, I recommend "Portobello." It's Italian cuisine and it's excellent. Very high quality food at very reasonable prices. Also, for fun, I recommend "Canopy River." We did an... More
7 November 2017|
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Response from Ben d | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at the Friendly Resort in Puerto Vallarta, it was a short taxi away and there was no need to prearrange. The Ecotours office itself is maybe 2-3 blocks down off of the major road. We walked the 5 minutes to the... More
14 March 2017|
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Response from ECOTOURSdeMEXICO | Property representative |
Hola Charlotte; Due the restricction for the hidden beach we always try to get some spot for our clients. Only is authorized to be 10 minutes inside, is not recomendad for kid under 10 years old and more than 65 years old... More